Order of Worship: June 9th



Candle Lighting

Call to Worship

Opening Songs: "Gather Us In"

"All Things Bright and Beautiful"

Scripture Readings

Ephesians 4:1-6

Psalm 51:1-10

Matthew 28:16-20

Song: "Jesus Loves Me"

Baptism: Hadley Mae Thies

Unison Prayer

Special Music Choir: "I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry"

Message: "One Baptism"

Offering/Doxology/Offertory Prayer

Song: "One Bread, One Body"


Prayers of the People/The Lord's Prayer

Song: "Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing"



This Week at Grace:

Monday: Finance 530pm

Ad Council 630pm

Tuesday: Bible Study 9am


Special Women's choir practice 4pm

Trailside meal 530-7pm

If you are planning to meet at Grace UMC, you need to call ahead or email the office to reserve space and to get your meeting on the church calendar. To adjust for cooling needs, Pastor Jen MUST know if/when you are meeting.

Church Office Phone:


Grace Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. to noon


Online--available at


In-Person Worship Sunday--9am

Unison Prayer

Jesus, our Savior,

in response to your call to be your faithful disciples,

we are baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Open our lives and teach us how to follow your great commission

to make disciples of all nations,

to baptize and teach them your ways.

Let us know the full blessings of our God— Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.


Call to Worship

L: We have come together as one.

P: One people, gathered in the name of the one God.

L: We will worship together as one. P: One community, giving praise and honor to the Righteous One.

L: We are being empowered as one by One.

P: One body and one Spirit, called to the hope of one calling,

L: one Lord, one faith, one baptism, P: one God and Father of all who is above all and through all and in all.

L: Now, in the name of the Three-in-One, we act as one.

P: One people, giving witness to the power of One. Amen

Scriptures for next week:

Genesis 22:1-9

Psalm 50:7-15

Hebrews 13:10-16

Psalm 23

The Grace Trail side Rest Area is ready for the many walkers, runners and bikers who use the Paul Bunyan Trail.


On Wednesday, June 12th we will host the first "Supper Off the Trail". The event will begin at 5:30 - 7:00 PM in the patio area beside the garage. All are invited to join in - church family, community members and trail users - for 'walking tacos', fun yard games, and good conversation around the bonfire.

Check out the nice post in the Echo Journal about this. Trailside

We will be sharing Communion this Sunday, the 9th, since Pastor Jen was not with us last week. We will also be celebrating a Baptism. Amen and Alleluia--what a wonderful Sunday to be together!

Calling all Women Singers........... We are planning to have a women's choir for Father's Day Sunday, June 16. Jacki will be selecting an appropriate song and we hope you will all join us. We will practice on Wednesday, June 12 at 4:00 p.m. and then gather at 8:00 on the 16th.

Please respond, as soon as possible, to Marsha (m.mower@sbcglobal.net) or Jacki (jackikline@hotmail.com) and let us know if you are available and willing to participate so we can plan accordingly. As always, feel free to share this with any women you know that might like to sing with us.

Please continue to gather items to give to the church rummage sale. You may bring in your donations during office hours or on Sunday mornings. Two classrooms have been designated for sale storage, please check the signs on the doors, as the rooms have a theme to help with the sorting process. We still need your stuff!

Reminder--no books or electronics please.

Mark your calendars for the sale-- June 20th and 21st.

Sign-up sheets are up in the narthex to help with set-up and sales!

Set-up will begin in a big way starting on the 15th. Please allow for some extra grace in the space as these efforts get underway!

Mission Giving for June

Our gifts this month will be sent to support the "Freedom Ranch"

The Freedom Ranch in Brainerd, Minnesota is a project by the Rising Hope Foundation.

It’s a safe home built to provide long-term care and recovery for young girls, aged 12 to 17, who have been rescued from human trafficking. The Freedom Ranch is equipped to house eight girls. In addition to therapy and a safe space, the girls will receive life skills training to prepare them for confident independent living.

Please note on your check or offering if you are making a gift for this mission.

Please join together in prayer for the Fitch family, on the passing of Emilie Fitch. Her service will be held at a later date, and we will post the details later.

If you have questions around the decisions that were voted on at the General Conference in April, please reach out to Pastor Jen. She will set aside time to meet with you one on one and address your questions and concerns. There will be no changes made at Grace UMC related to the Book of Discipline edits.


Wednesday June 19, Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21, 2024

Proceeds from the Bake Sale will go to local and worldwide missions. 25% of the sales will go to Grace Church. UWF welcomes all donations of baked goods to be sold.

Baked items may be brought to the church kitchen beginning Wednesday, June 19th at 10:00 a.m. and throughout Thursday and Friday of that week.

Pies, cookies and bars are favorites. A good size for cookies is 2½ inches in diameter and bars cut approximately 1½ inch square. Put 6 cookies, bars, brownies or fudge on a paper or plastic plate and seal in a zip-lock bag or clear plastic bag with a twist tie. If you prefer, bring cookies bars and brownies in and we will cut and bag them.


Pies that require refrigeration are welcome and will be handled appropriately. We will price your items.

We hope that you will bring several items for the sale. This is a bake for mission opportunity for all cooks: men, women and youth. We really appreciate whatever you are able to do. If you would like to support this annual event, but do not want to bake, your donation is always


Bobbi Quass and Shawna Knutson, Bake Sale Coordinators

The church office is open Monday through Thursday, 9am until noon. Ring the doorbell and we will come to open the south door!

The building and office are closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Church office phone: 218-568-5755

-- Church office (for all general inquiries and administrative/clerical duties)


 -- Pastor Jen Matthees – jenmatt20@gmail.com

-- Ann Hutchings-Congregational Care Assistant- graceumccare@gmail.com

If you have something that should be added to this newsletter from your group or mission, please speak with Pastor Jen or email the details to her at jenmatt20@gmail.com. The E-Grace is generally completed by noon on Thursdays, so articles need to be received by Thursday 10am at the very latest.

If you wish to connect with me directly and it is not an emergency, please know that I will respond as needed during pretty regular office hours. I am generally in the church on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from at least 10-1, call the office to be sure, as my weeks may vary. I check my emails frequently throughout the day, and this is the best way to contact me. Friday is my day off as needs allow.

-Pastor Jen

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Important note

If you are mailing something to the church, you must use our P.O. Box for the address. We do not receive mail at the church, and if you use the physical church address it will get returned and could delay your notices to us or offerings.

P.O. Box 276

Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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 Grace United Methodist Church 

29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276

Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Phone: 218-568-5755

Email: graceumcpequotlakes@gmail.com

Website: www.graceumcpequotlakes.org